Congratulations to the Guthrie Jaguars on their victory over the Chillicothe Eagles. The Jaguars will continue their bid in the playoffs and take on Throckmorton on Thursday, November 27th (Thanksgiving Day) in Seymour at 7:00pm. The Jaguars will be the visiting team. Admission prices are $5 for adults, $3 for students. Go Jags!
Hello everyone! It is time for the third Book of the Month! This month, the genre is Science Fiction. During the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday make sure to curl up with one of these good books!
PreK - 2nd grade Book of the Month
Benjamin McFadden and the Robot Babysitter by Timothy Bush
Benjamin McFadden is stuck at home with his robot babysitter while his parents are at a party. She will not let him have fun! He tries and tries to convince the babysitter to stay up a little later, or have a snack, but she won’t have any of it. Benjamin finally figures out how to reprogram the robot babysitter to have fun, but that’s when things get out of control. Pretty soon, ALL the robots are having fun, breaking things, and making a giant mess! Benjamin tries frantically to stop them before his parents get home. Will he fix it?
3rd - 4th grade Book of the Month
Galaxy Zack: Hello, Nebulon by Ray O’Ryan
Zack has just moved away from Earth and is very nervous about starting school and meeting new people. He gets even more nervous when he has dreams that his classmates are aliens, and that he’ll never be able to see his Earth friends again! On his first day of school, he makes a new friend and everything is okay, but there are a lot of differences between Nebulon and Earth.
5th - 8th grade Book of the Month
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Set in the future, twelve year old Jonas lives with his perfect family in a world of obedience and serenity. He has a great life with his family and friends. But, when he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory, he starts to unravel the dark secrets of his community. With the help of the present Giver of Memory, he wants to make things right. This book is full of twists and turns and adventures on every page! This book was also turned into a box office hit movie! I recommend seeing it, but only after you read the book.
9th - 12th grade Book of the Month
Divergent by Veronica Roth
In dystopian Chicago, the society is divided into five factions: Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On a certain day every year, sixteen year olds choose which faction they want to be in. Beatrice, who was raised in Abnegation, is torn between staying with her parents, or becoming her own person. What she chooses shocks everyone, including herself. Full of action and survival, and a bit of romance, this book will have you on the edge of your seat!
The girls basketball tournament at Aspermont will be Thursday, November 20th.
Thursday, November 20th
1:00- 5 vs 2- Paducah vs. Guthrie
2:30- 1 vs 4- Aspermont vs. Seymour
4:00- 2 vs 3- Guthrie vs. Crowell
5:30- 4 vs 5- Seymour vs. Paducah
7:00- 1 vs 3- Aspermont vs. Crowell
Saturday, November 22nd
10:00- 4 vs 2- Seymour vs. Guthrie
11:30- 1 vs 5- Aspermont vs. Paducah
1:00- 3 vs 4- Crowell vs. Seymour
2:30- 1 vs 2- Aspermont vs. Guthrie
4:00 – 3 vs 5 – Crowell vs. Paducah
KCTX Radio of Childress will record coverage of the Guthrie vs Chillicothe regional football game and re-broadcast it at 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, November 22, 2014, on KCTX 96.1 or KCTXradio.net.
Monday, Nov. 24th
We have a big day scheduled for Friday, November 21. We have several important events that parents and community members are welcome to attend. Here's the schedule:
10:45-12:15 Community Thanksgiving Lunch (RSVP with Pat Bradbury)
12:00-1:30 Open House at GCSD
1:30-3:00 Community Wellness Forum in Auditorium
3:00-3:30 Pep Rally in Old Gym
7:30pm Jags (H) vs Chillicothe (V) in the Regional Championship Game in Knox City
It will be a busy day, full of fun and excitement. Hope to see you there.
The Guthrie Jaguars took on the Jayton Jaybirds Friday for the Bi-District playoff game. This being their second match-up this year, everyone expected the Jags to handle business. The Jags started out on defense and let the Jaybirds know they were ready. The Jaguars held the Jaybirds three and out and got the ball. The Jags talented offense went right to work and scored on a Landon Roberts 25-yard run. The Jags went on and stopped the Jaybirds, and scored again with Roberts on a 48-yard run, putting the Jags up 14-0. The Jags weren’t done scoring, they had two more touchdowns in the first quarter both by senior running back Tucker Brendle. With the help from an interception by Zac O’neal and a fumble recovery by Graden Garrison, the cold first quarter ended with the Jags up 30-6.
The Jaguars opened up the second the quarter with a 2 yard run by Brendle, with exceptional blocking by the rest of the Jaguars. Tucker had two more impressive touchdown runs just in the second quarter and Landon Roberts and Christian Rocha both added one of their own putting the Jaguars up 70-34 at the end of the first half. When was the last time you’ve seen a team put up 70 points in a half, let alone in the playoffs?
The second half started and the Mean Green were out on a mission to end the game, and that is just what they did. Getting the ball back to start the second half, the Jags ran the ball right down the field. Capping it off by 4 yard run by Roberts. The Jags needed a stop or turnover to have a chance to end the game. Hard hitting Dion Vasquez came up with a huge interception. Setting up Brendle for a 2 yard run that sealed the Bi-District championship for the Jags. The final score was 84-34.
The Jaguars will move on to the next round, they will face the Chillicothe Eagles in Knox City on Friday at 7:30. Come on out and support your Jags.
We will plan to start school at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow, Monday, November 17. There’s been moisture falling and sticking to roadways already this afternoon. Since slow going is safe going, we’ll start at 10:00 am in the morning. That will allow all our route drivers to move cautiously and in daylight tomorrow morning. Safety first.
The Guthrie Jaguars (Home) will play Chillicothe Eagles (Visitor) in the regional football playoff game on Friday, November 21, 2014. Kickoff will be at 7:30 p.m. in Knox City.
***BOOK FAIR IS ALL WEEK LONG***
Monday, November 17
Trent Van Meter is the new girls basketball coach here at Guthrie. I got to sit down and talk to him for a little while. He told me that there is one starter from last year, after losing four seniors. They will have 9 girls playing basketball this year (4 freshman, 3 sophomores, 1 junior, 1 senior). Trent also said the girls will be inexperienced as far as varsity playing time, but he has a great group of hardworking and motivated young ladies.
Van Meter has coached at Hartley, Aspermont, Andrews, and Crosbyton. This is his 18th year to teach and 13th year to coach.
His biggest accomplishment is making it to the Regional tournament at Aspermont, state cross country meet in Aspermont, Crosbyton, and Guthrie, and state track meet at Hartley, Aspermont.
"The goals for this year, as always our goal this year is to win district and make playoffs," says Van Meter, "we know that it is a tall order with Paducah, Motley County, Spur, and Patton in our district, but we should still be focused on a goal, and our goal is to win district."
Van Meter also stated that there will be some learning curves to work through due to lack of the experience, but they will work through those curves and strive to succeed... TOGETHER! Good luck Lady Jags!
Morgan Atkinson, a sophomore here at Guthrie, enjoys Stock Shows! Morgan has been showing sheep since she was in pre-k. She has shown: sheep, goats, pigs, and steers. Usually she stays extremely busy, but not lately because of basketball practice. Most people don't know this, but when you win you get a buckle, money, ribbons etc. Morgan has received different amounts of money, but the most she has ever received is $1500. Morgan has also won buckles and ribbons. Morgan told me that all of the shows are really hard. There's not a single one that is easy. You could have the best lamb you have ever bought, but not do well because the judge doesn't like the type. Even if she doesn't win anything, she is still a good sport!
The Lil Jags took on the Motley County Matadors last night for a district championships. The Lil Jags finished what they’ve been doing all year, playing smash mouth football. They showed the Matadors that they were the real deal, and they proved it on every possession. The Lil Jags tore up the field on offense scoring on every possession they had the ball. At the end of the game, the Lil Jags came out on top with a 35-19, taking the undeafeated District 9 championships. Great job last night and great season guys.
Guthrie CSD is having a Pennies for Patient drive from November 4th through December 15th, to help raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma society. The Guthrie administration has decided to make it a fun event and have a school wide competition (Pre-K through Faculty/Staff). The Guthrie Graduate Profile places importance on being a compassionate and responsible citizen. This is your chance to put the Guthrie graduate profile to use and be that responsible citizen, so help your class as much as you can. Each class will have their own jar to fill up in their classroom. They will also set their own goal to raise as a class. The winner of the class will have a pizza party and the teacher will win a dinner for two at Chili’s. Bring any change that you can to help these kids with Leukemia and Lymphoma.
**HS GIRLS SCRIMMAGE ON NOVEMBER 8TH CANCELLED**
Tuesday, Nov. 11
The Guthrie Lil’ Jags took on the Rangers from Patton Springs last night winning 56-7. With great defense and offense they are looking to win a district championship. The Lil Jags had scoring from Blane Blount, Cooper Jones, Kaden Mackey and others. The defense showed up to the game allowing the Rangers to score only once and only allowing three first downs. Getting help from the whole team the Lil Jags showed they are the frontrunners for the district championship. They are going to prove that next Thursday against Motley County at Jack Huey field.